Senior/Staff Server Engineer

Astro·Palo Alto, CA

Aashay Mody

Aashay Mody

Marketer ·Astro ·

We seek a senior server engineering team member, experienced in Java, with a broad range of backend skills, including ideally expertise or interest in search, data science, sync or messaging technologies.

You'll be one of the first hires onto our team of senior developers. Among our 15 team members, several have previously been company founders or founding engineers.

You'll need to be comfortable in a high-performing team -- collaborating, contributing, learning, leading -- in a fast-paced early stage (and well-funded) startup. We're collaborative in discussing what we're architecting & building, and we have a relaxed but productive workplace & style.

The startups in which we've been co-founders and founding engineers have had several successful outcomes, such as multiple acquisitions ranging from $100M to $850M. Along with those startups (or as a result of them) we've also worked at Google, VMware, LinkedIn, Cisco, BEA and Stanford University.

As a company, we run lean (although we provide top-notch healthcare, and a couple other interesting benefits), to ensure we have plenty of runway to achieve our ambitions, and nearly every dollar we spend goes into (a) hiring & compensating great people, and (b) ensuring we have the software & hardware to be productive & satisfied in our work.

Our expectation is that anyone joining us now as a senior engineer would in the future be a founder/co-founder of her or his own company.

The sponsoring partner who led our A Round, Satish Dharmaraj of Redpoint Ventures, is also a successful founder (having founded and sold an enterprise software company for $350M) an accomplished engineering leader, and passionately engaged in our vision.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

PS: we're an end-user app, so we expect applicants to try it before contacting us. You can download our iOS app from the iOS App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/astro-email-meets-ai-for-gmail-and-office-365/id1076356487, or our Mac app from our homepage, www.helloastro.com.


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